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September 4, 2020 | Becca Brasser
My name is Becca Brasser and I have been a first grade teacher at Mustard Seed School for 18 years. I am so excited to be entering my 19th year teaching first grade, and I am the lead teacher for the Sun class.
I graduated from Calvin College in 2002 with an Elementary Education degree, focusing on Mathematics, Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, I completed my Master’s Degree in Literacy Education at New Jersey City University. It has been a delight to use this knowledge to serve the children in first grade. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Reggio Emilia, a town in Italy, to study their early childhood approach. The Reggio Emilia approach incorporates life in city communities and exposure to the natural world, and I look forward to sharing these kinds of experiences with my students as well.
Although I live in the city, I love escaping to nature–and finding it in my everyday life as well. I love to explore the woods and mountains with my husband Matt, our daughter, Annika, who turned four in June (and will be in the Sky Class at MSS this year!), and our son Theo, who will turn two in November.